The path less traveled has the best views. I just got back from a 4 day hike in the Smoky Mountains. After the first half of the first day we didn’t see any other people until the fourth day on the way out. We hiked quite a decent distance uphill everyday which made you really appreciate the breezes and the much anticipated downhill sections of the trail.
Camping eats. I’m getting pretty good at this cooking over a fire deal.
I’ve worked with Kimberly (my Mom’s neighbor) every few months. We both actively started pursuing our passions at the same time. (Her modeling, I photography) She’s made so many great strides in going after her dreams. Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t beat the statistics.
The perfect stormy day. St. Mark’s Lighthouse, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Traders Antiques Carrabelle, Florida
“Breakfast, most important meal of the day!”
Carrabelle Junction, Carrabelle, Florida
Had breakfast at the Carrabelle Junction. Met the mayor of Carrabelle while he was having coffee with his buddies. Kind people.
Stayed here while visiting “The Forgotten Coast”. The Old Carrabelle Hotel, Florida
Due to some recent personal events, I’ve been trying to stay busy. I had off two days from my work trip and decided why not just drive around alone and stop at every single place that I want to stop at. Exactly what I needed. So many amazing things happened the past 48 hours. I feel that adventure is a quick remedy for any sort of unsettled soul. Ponce De Leon Springs State Park, Florida (Northwest)
For all those new and old followers alike that have been supporting my passion for photography, I appreciate you all more than you will ever know. I’ve been back from my cross country road trip a few days now and I’m attempting to soak it all in. We made it an entire month on the road exploring our incredible country. I left searching for something and I knew that I would know when I found it. Little did I know, that not only would I find that “thing” but that this trip eventually would completely change the way I saw the world around me. Average in this country, is usually what people settle for. They live their mediocre lives never forced out of their comfort zones. To leave your comfort zone, you must choose that it is the only option. The jump into the unknown can be terrifying. Yet, if you don’t ever make that jump. You will be stuck living in a mundane life. The choice is yours. No matter your budget, do something that is out of the ordinary from your regular routine. You never know what you’ll see, who you’ll meet or where you’ll end up. At the least, you can say you weren’t afraid to make that first step out of “average”.
Cloud covered mountains, captured through a sunroof at 80 MPH. On the outskirts of Garnier, Montana.